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What Episode Was That?

“I swear there was an episode where the guy was an alcoholic pilot and was trying to mentor a protégé but was drunk and made no sense, do you remember who that was?”

Yes! That was Robin, Intervention Canada, Season 21.

“What episode was it where the female subject recognized the interventionist and starting repeating the show’s catchphrases back to him?”

Kaila, Season 13 did that and it was awesome.

This is the place for all of you trying to find an episode but you don’t have the name and minimal information and you’ve looked through the categories and still can’t find it and it’s driving you crazy.  Leave a comment below, let the community help you…

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  1. Mr B

    It was a Canadian episode, a man with a wife and a few kids. He worked as a carpenter or something and was good at his job… and soon as he got home, he’d drink like 30 beers, argue with his wife, punch holes in the wall. Wake up the next morning started again. Can’t remember his name! Thanks for the help!

    PS — what a great idea to start this page!

    1. Christina

      I wonder if you meant Kent? I can’t find his episode on this site but here is an IMDb link –

      I like this idea for a q&a section, too! Thank you so much for all your hard work, Dizzy.

      1. Stefan

        Sadly most of the early Intervention Canada episodes are unavailable in the US.

      2. MR B

        Yes, Kent! Thank you!

        I didn’t realize they weren’t available anymore.

  2. Melissa

    Dizzy, the other day before recent comments got lost you were asking about a girlfriend named Alex. That would have been Joshua Turek who died in 2017. His gf was Alex.

    1. Dizzy

      Thank you!

  3. Mon

    Hi Dizzy. I sent you an email about this before I discovered this page. I am looking for a guy, I believe he was an alcoholic. The only scene I remember from the show is that he lived in his mom’s basement (?) and as he was returning to his room, he fell down the stairs. The camera crew missed him falling but you could certainly here him bumping into stuff. When the camera finally caught up to him, he was at the bottom of the stairwell groaning. Please help! Thanks!

    1. Aaron

      I’m afraid we are going to have many such occurrences of someone intoxicated falling down the stairs. One such occurrence was Andrew, in an Intervention Canada episode. Andrew was addicted to crack and alcohol. I know that Andrew did well after the show for a while, but then relapsed at one point and then I kind of lost track. [edit] I just remembered that Andrew was homeless then came back living with his grandparents, not his mother, while his family was getting ready for the intervention.

      1. Aaron

        Link to a follow up of Andrew intervention:

  4. Melissa

    Dizzy, you need to add Tamela from season 1 to the Less Common Addictions under self injury. She was actually the first one that was highlighted for self harm.

    1. Kitty Katt

      I’ve never seen anyone on this show that is a cutter like Tamela. OMG it was so hard for me to watch her doing that to herself. Especially the one scene where she’s a bloody mess.

  5. Abigail

    Hey y’all!
    I just went through all of the alcoholic episodes and can’t find this one I remember: they are in the intervention and she asks for a break to use the restroom. She goes in there and chugs a fifth of vodka she has in her purse.
    Y’all remember this one?

    1. Dizzy

      I think that was Kristen in Season 2 –

      She’s under the Heroin category because that was her primary, but I do remember her getting drunk on liquor at the intervention.

    2. Holly Berry

      It could also be Jennifer. If I recall correctly she took some pills in the bathroom too.

    3. A.S.

      Jennifer. She confessed to slamming the whole bottle and Jeff was like, okay that’s fine are you going to treatment?

  6. MR B

    Where the family member says “JVV”! during the intervention.

    BTW, whatever happened to JVV?

      1. MR B


        It’s been a long time since some of these episodes, I wonder how some of these people are doing?

  7. Ashley C

    What episode was it where the addict’s mom thought she was like a reincarnation of her recently deceased daughter

  8. Morgan

    Wasnt there one where a girl walked into her intervention and immediately said, “I’ll go!”

    1. Natalie

      Really?! If so, I want to see that one.

    2. Erica

      I think that was Andrea (from Canada) who shared an episode with Ricky.

  9. Rockin Robyn

    There was an episode that involved a woman with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome whose pain was exacerbated by electronics – which episode was this? She consumed fentanyl lollipops for breakthrough pain. Thanks in advance!

      1. Stefan

        Truly one of the most infamous episodes ever.

  10. Kbay

    What was the episode that they stopped for the guy to use the bathroom and he ran off? I don’t think he ever showed back up or went to rehab.

    1. Gigi

      Sounds like Sean who has since passed. Seth was the interventionist.

  11. Nicole

    I am looking for an episode that dealt with a young woman, whose addiction may have been alcohol. She lived with her mother and Grandmother. I believe she would get angry and violent at times. The Grandmother had stated in the episode, “I have to get out of this rigamarole before I have a heart attack!” It’s definitely not a newer season. If anyone recognizes this episode, I’d be very grateful!!

    1. Gigi

      That was Brittany (RIP) from season 5

  12. Gina

    Not sure if it was Canadian or US. It was a man, he likes anything he could get his hands on I believe but his main were heroin and or crack. He has a child with an ex and the child he had never met but the ex did show up at the intervention to support him getting help so his child could get to know him one day.

  13. Gregory D. Moore

    I can’t recall which episode it was…I think it was the son of an addict, who wrote in his intervention letter, “If you don’t choose treatment, our relationship will not change, because we HAVE no relationship”(paraphrased). Powerful words…yet I can’t remember which episode it was in. Anyone recall?

    1. Jean

      That was Tom’s son I believe. They lived in Boston.

  14. Jason

    Could’ve sworn there was an episode with a kid who was in Mensa but then he wanted to be a rapper and ended up addicted to gambling. Anyone remember this?

    1. Dizzy

      Yes that was Gabe from Season 1 Episode 2. He is not profiled on this site.

      1. Stefan

        I suggest reading the FAQ section for more info on that Jason.

  15. Lindsey

    I remember an episode where the brother (? Dad?) of the addict was serving life in prison or was on death row. Am I imagining this?

    1. Melissa

      That was probably Dennis. His dad was sent to prison for drug dealing after Dennis had already done 7 years for his dad.

      1. Kitty Katt

        Actually, GiGi is right… was Dan from Hawaii who’s brother is on death row.

    2. Gigi

      Dan from Hawaii was an alcoholic whose brother was on death row for rape and murder.

      1. Kitty Katt

        You are correct!

    3. Gigi

      Dan for Season 4 episode 12

    4. Kitty Katt

      No, you’re not imagining this….lol… GiGi said, it was Dan from Hawaii who’s brother is on death row.

  16. Desi

    I remember an episode of a woman who smoked crack out of broken airplane bottles. She would do some sort of reclaim process with the residual crack left on the bottles after smoking, it involved dumping the residual on a plate and lighting the plate on fire. Anyone know what I’m talking about?

    1. April S.

      I remember this episode as well, but I can’t place who it was. It’s been a really long time since I watched it. :/

      1. PookaTheCat

        I believe that it is Latisha from season 10, episode 4. She was going to help others in recovery.

    2. Stevie

      Was it DAWN S4E2? I remember her being really out there.

    3. A.S.

      That was Latisha I think.

  17. Todd

    I’m actually wondering if anyone knows the future status of “Intervention”? Will there be new episodes?

      1. Stefan

        Yay Sylvia’s back!!!

  18. Dahlia

    Don’t know what season, but it was a gay guy who i think did crystal meth (not Richard, S11). The number one thing i remember tbh is after someone read their letter they asked him if he was willing to go and he just said “I can’t answer that right now”. I believe it was also a two-addict episode, but i could be wrong.

    1. Gigi

      That was Troy who shared an episode with Salina

      1. Dahlia

        Awesome, thanks!!

      2. Kitty Katt

        Troy was a heroin addict and also had a girlfriend/fiance who was part of his intervention.

  19. A.S.

    Who was the Native American woman from I think, Montana?

    1. Annette

      Jonel, I believe! Her story is so so so heartbreaking and her kids are beyond adorable. I think of her often and hope she’s doing well.

      1. A.S.

        Thank you!

  20. Jessica

    It was the episode were the girl was a meth addict raised by Christian parents and her father had Autism. I think they lived in NY.

    1. Gigi

      Katherine C Season 17

      1. Jessica

        Thank you! This episode made me so emotional

    2. Gigi

      I’m with you…it’s a really tragic situation

    3. Dizzy

      Not sure who this is but maybe try doing a Cross-Category search (in right column on most pages of this site) and select both Religious Family and Meth and see if you recognize anyone.

    4. Kitty Katt

      Jessica, crack, cocaine, heroin, alcohol among other things were also drugs that she used on a daily basis (heavy too).

  21. Hanna

    What episode had the addict who dragged someone (I think a cop) with their car after shoplifting?

  22. Nick

    Okay I don’t know if I maybe dreamed this or if it was an actual episode but I’ve never come across it since the first time I saw it….

    I think she was an early 20s girl from New Jersey who was addicted to Heroin. Her family owned some sort of cleaning business (I think) and they all worked there. They’d let her use their Jeep to go shop lift hair products to sell and then go and get her drugs. Also I think another addict friend died of an OD next to her prior to filming. Any ideas?? Thanks!!

    1. Restless soul

      I believe alicia from jersey. Family had a plumbing company i think?

    2. April S.

      Yes, that was Alicia, Season 15. She would go to work and was so high she would “read” blank sheets of paper in front of her Mother at the desk, then nod off while answering phones.

  23. anonJ

    Anyone remember an episode about a woman who was an alcoholic and also had some disordered eating problems? I think she had been a model at some point, but her weight would swing from one extreme to another. At the time of filming I think she was living with her mom? I have a vivid memory of her lying in bed drinking constantly

  24. LK

    There was an episode with a man who was an alcoholic and his sister was really worried about him, but he was mad that she was telling him to deal with his compulsive drinking because she could not deal with her compulsive overeating. I recall them having some kind of childhood trauma and the sister feeling a more “maternal” role towards him, but I forget the specifics.. Which one was this?

    1. Dahlia

      I believe thats John, Season 8 ep 8. Paired w Dionicio

      1. LK

        Thanks Dahlia!

  25. Mr B

    A young woman who was on meth? or something and was completely out of control and unreceptive to just about everything. Like physically just wild, and may have gone to jail instead of treatment?

    Clearly, I forget. But that was a BAD episode, and a long time ago,.so I hope.shes in a better condition these days

    1. Stefan

      Christy, one of the most infamous episodes of Intervention. Sadly she has only gotten worse since.

  26. Jay Bee

    Episode where the girl was kinda young (mid 20s) alcoholic. Was heavyset n wore clothes that were way too tight, would get drunk n have maybe consensual sex a lot. Was drunk at intervention and just blurted out “I need sex”???

  27. Jess

    Hey guys. How come there are so many missing episodes from season 14? It goes from episode 15 to 25?

    1. Dizzy

      No they’re all there. You might be looking at a results page that has a page 2 or something. Try this link:

  28. J

    The one where both siblings died of an OD. It focused on the dad and son. I remember it just broke my heart and I find myself thinking about him a lot. Do we know what ever came of his story? I cannot remember his name but I know someone here will remember!

      1. J

        Yes, thank you! I could not remember! That is one that has stuck with me from the day I watched it.